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Heat rising in Cairo

July 25th, 2013
04:36 PM ET

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman about rising tensions in Egypt, as the military chief there calls for mass demonstrations on Friday.

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  1. Abdi abdo

    Hi all Egyptian i apprisiat all peace dimonster maker for Democratic role. I know how milter government role revoke from power.i say nevergive up all revolitonal generation within short time Muslimbrotherhood back to power. I wish peace Egyptian

    July 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  2. A P

    Awesome. If I was poor, uneducated, and Muslim, I would protest, too. So many people from Egypt work in the Gulf States, like Saudi, that they must protest to show the piety to get paid. LOL. The region is, has been, and always will be in turmoil.

    July 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  3. jimmy lim

    These islamists are highly dangerous. Once they gain power they will destroy democracy and will never want to relinguish power. Now they are claiming they are fighting in the name of democracy. If you disagree with them once in power they will bump off or assissinate ato eliminate any liberal, secular opposition. Just look at Tunisia at how Islamists/muslim brotherhood eliminate opposition

    July 26, 2013 at 6:11 am | Reply
    • mahmoud el sheikh

      You are right. Unfortunately Obama is doing the same historical mistake against Egypt by supporting The moslem brothers. Of course the real Islam is totally different.

      July 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  4. coderjones

    Split Egypt
    Like India – Pakistan

    Saves lives – gives each side a leadership they each want

    July 26, 2013 at 6:16 am | Reply
    • hend

      Split your country but never talk about Egypt. Lousy Obama and Israel never imagine that your scheme for dividing our country as u did in Iraq and Sudan will succeed. Keep your hands. away from Egypt..your scheme for dividing egypt has ended ,, vanished,,, so go to Hell. Your scheme with Morsi and his terroristic group MB has been discovered to all Egyptians and that's why we rejected Morsi the traitor..Obama save millions of dollars of American taxes that u spend in supporting terrorism in middle East. Be sure Egypt will never be Syria or Iraq .

      July 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  5. ashok

    President Morsi may not have done justice to his party's historic mandate, especially in light of Egypt's tradition of being less rigid than many other states in the region, but a stable democratic order cannot evolve if the Muslim Brotherhood and other, more orthodox groupings are kept out of power. The military is best seen as an umpire, not an active participant. Egypt's large population, relative lack of hydrocarbon wealth and widespread poverty do not afford it the luxury of a prolonged period of instability, which would also hurt tourism.

    July 26, 2013 at 11:16 am | Reply
  6. mahmoud el sheikh

    From millions in the streets of Egypt: Please leave us in the war against terrorism and fascism. Don't support MB the terrorists.
    Don't blame except yourselves afterwards.
    Buttin and China are ready

    July 26, 2013 at 11:27 am | Reply
  7. Moustafa Abouelnasr

    I ask you to have a good insight on what the Egyptans are asking their army .we are asking to stand against the terrorists of the Moslem Brothers.we don't want our country to be a jungle for the fanatics from all over the world,killing ,terrorizing our people and dividing Egyple which is the only state in the world with the same borders.we appreciate the American friendship and hope the Obama administration willncorrect its policy in supporting the brothers.this a bad policy for both Egypt and US national security,Egyptians swear ,will remain united,women and men,Moslems ,Christians and others,for ever.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  8. Sarwat Ahmed

    We, Egyptians, all what we want is to have a transition to democracy that suits us and understands our needs.
    We don't want any dictations from anybody. We ask from the world and the USA, specially, to understand our country's siututaion. Also be fair in its reports and not to take sides, specially - channel.

    July 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  9. Al-ameen Kano Nigeria

    I'm not really appreciate the way and manner egyptian demonstrate in the country, becouse it claims thousand of lives and property which is not the answer.

    July 27, 2013 at 7:43 am | Reply
  10. phelpstar

    A country never recovers if they hang the legitimacy on idle for any reason. Democracy is the last best found system in the world, and the elected is the legitimate. You Egyptians will learn it whether in peace or in bloodshed in the end. There is no other way like some of yours claim. "The MB are potential danger and we do not like their offer and do not want want them" argument is nonsense. Wait the ballot, win if you can. But never talk about the numbers gathered in Tahrir. The numbers are in ballot box, no other way.

    July 27, 2013 at 9:38 am | Reply
  11. Eze Ibor Okwuchukwu

    No doubt Egytpains needed divission or Sharing of power for peace to reign in the Region.

    July 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  12. Eze Ibor Okwuchukwu

    No doubt Egyptains needed divission or power sharing for peace to reign i the region.

    July 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Reply
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    Egyptains need divission or power sharing for peace to region.

    August 1, 2013 at 9:05 am | Reply
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